As AQI increases, use these tips to breathe better
November 04, 2022, 12:43 pm
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Here’s to better breathing!
Delhi and its adjoining areas are currently under heavy spell of smog and fog.
The Air Quality Index (AQI) reached an alarming “severe” level in the national capital, which was recorded in nearby areas including Gurgaon, Faridabad, Noida and Ghaziabad.
Here are some tips to help you breathe better during this time.
Vaping is one of the most effective ways to rid your lungs of toxins.
How? Well, it opens up your airways and helps the lungs drain excess mucus.
As smog and fog increase during winter due to slow air movement, you can indulge in steam therapy daily to keep your lungs healthy and breathe well.
Green tea is packed with powerful antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation in your lungs, so you can easily sip on some.
Additionally, other compounds present in this nutrient-dense drink can protect the delicate tissues of the body.
A study of more than 1,000 people in South Korea found that those who drank at least two cups of green tea per day had better lung function.
Do some breathing exercises
such as breathing techniques Pranayama Remove all pollutants from your lungs.
Sit with your legs folded, back straight and eyes closed.
Keeping your lips closed, take a deep, slow and long breath through your nose. Allow your stomach to expand as much as possible.
Now exhale slowly through the nose and slowly contract your throat.
Repeat this exercise for five to eight minutes.
Bring home an air purifier
Air purifiers are known to sanitize the air in your home, keeping away pollution and other harmful toxins.
So if you’re planning to bring it home, make sure you choose one with a HEPA filter that comes with four levels of filtration.
You should pick one that gives you real-time air quality.
Also, check the maintenance cost of the device.
Wear a mask when going out
As the AQI reached a new high day by day, several people in Delhi and other regions reported breathing problems.
When going outside, make sure you wear an N95 mask as it works effectively against exposure to air pollution.
This mask has a respirator that filters out 95% of the microscopic particles in the toxic air.
Only step out of your home if absolutely necessary.